James Foley, Syria, 2012-2014

James Foley, an American journalist, was kidnapped in northwestern Syria onĀ along with his translator and British journalist John Cantlie, in northwestern Syria on their way to the Turkish border on November 22, 2012.

US military forces attempted to rescue James Foley in July 2014 in a operation in Raqqa, where he was believed to be held captive by Islamic State.

James Foley was beheaded by an Islamic State fighter on August 19, 2014.

Source:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/10/24/world/middleeast/the-fate-of-23-hostages-in-syria.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Foley_(journalist)#Kidnapping_in_Syria.2C_hostage_negotiations.2C_and_rescue_attempt